Submit a form to apply for retirement health coverage

Send us a form to apply for extended health care and/or dental coverage when you apply for your pension – or any time after you've retired.


Submit the form

  1. Print the form
  2. In part 2, select the plan(s) you wish to enrol in: Extended Health Care, Essential Dental or Enhanced Dental
  3. If you are applying for coverage for your dependants, include the name(s) of your spouse and/or eligible children in part 3 and select the plan(s) you wish to enrol them in: Extended Health Care or Dental
  4. Print, sign and date the form
  5. Submit the form to BC's College Pension Plan

Another way to apply

You can also apply for extended health care and dental coverage when you apply to retire online.

Eligibility

You can apply for extended health care and dental coverage if you:

  • Are a permanent resident of Canada
  • Have medical coverage through a provincial health plan in the province where you live (if you are applying for extended health care coverage)
  • Apply within 60 days of your pension effective date or have had continuous coverage in a different plan (if you are applying after the 60-day period has ended)
 

Your spouse and/or dependant(s) are eligible if:

  • You are eligible for coverage through the College Pension Plan
  • They have medical coverage through a provincial health plan in the province where they live
  • They are joining the plan within 60 days of your pension effective date or have had continuous coverage in a different plan (if they are applying after the 60-day period has ended)
Required information
If you are applying for coverage for yourself, your spouse and/or eligible dependant(s) 60 days or more after your pension effective date, check the Green Shield Canada My Benefit Plan booklet to see if you meet the eligibility criteria.

External links for applying for retirement health coverage

Read the Green Shield Canada My Benefit Plan booklet

Green Shield Canada

Medical Services Plan of BC

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Retirement health coverage premiums